Ben Phiri Rolls Out Campaign for Leadership in DPP

[Nyasa Times] As Malawi gears for the next general election in 2019, the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Director of Operations, Ben Phiri, has rolled out a campaign for leadership in the party at its forthcoming convention and is touting …

[Nyasa Times] As Malawi gears for the next general election in 2019, the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Director of Operations, Ben Phiri, has rolled out a campaign for leadership in the party at its forthcoming convention and is touting for the re-election of President Peter Mutharika for a final five year term from 2019-2024.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Bans Demos in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu CBDs

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has banned demonstrations within the Central Business Districts in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu following the destruction of property that has been witnessed recently.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has banned demonstrations within the Central Business Districts in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu following the destruction of property that has been witnessed recently.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Allegation of Sexual Abuse Surfaces At UN Mission

[UN News] United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

[UN News] United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Violence Rocks Nsanje Lalanje By-Election – DPP Hits At MCP

[Nyasa Times] Violence has rocked Nsanje Lalanje ahead of the October 17 by-election as members of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) say they have been attacked by followers of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Gladys Ganda at Ph…

[Nyasa Times] Violence has rocked Nsanje Lalanje ahead of the October 17 by-election as members of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) say they have been attacked by followers of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Gladys Ganda at Phokera on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Mauritian Lender Seeks More Buyouts

[East African] Mauritius SBM Holdings is seeking to acquire more Kenyan banks to boost its balance sheet and realise its ambitious plan of transforming into a Tier 1 bank in three years.

[East African] Mauritius SBM Holdings is seeking to acquire more Kenyan banks to boost its balance sheet and realise its ambitious plan of transforming into a Tier 1 bank in three years.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya’s Deepening Election and Political Crisis

[This is Africa] Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has been the scene of protests following the withdrawal of main opposition candidate Raila Odinga from the presidential election set for October 26, 2017. The political crisis has further deepened aft…

[This is Africa] Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya has been the scene of protests following the withdrawal of main opposition candidate Raila Odinga from the presidential election set for October 26, 2017. The political crisis has further deepened after parliament passed an amendment to the electoral law saying if one candidate withdraws from a re-run, the other automatically wins. Kenya faces a precarious future following the recent political developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Parliament Fires Security Head On ‘Trumped Up’ Charges

[Notes from the House] Parliament on Tuesday fired its head of protection services, Zelda Holtzman, on “trumped up” charges following her exposure of the abuse of power by the secretary of Parliament.

[Notes from the House] Parliament on Tuesday fired its head of protection services, Zelda Holtzman, on "trumped up" charges following her exposure of the abuse of power by the secretary of Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Progress On Voter Registration But Challenges On Election Timeline – UN Envoy

[UN News] The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy …

[UN News] The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

‘No One Owns Ruling Party,’ War Veterans Remind Mugabe

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s ex-freedom fighters have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace as being “misguided”, following attacks on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's ex-freedom fighters have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace as being "misguided", following attacks on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zimre Holdings Limited Halts Assets Disposal Talks

[The Herald] Zimre Holdings Limited (ZHL) has terminated negotiations for the disposal of certain assets held by the company as the operating environment has increasingly become unstable. In a notice to shareholders, ZHL Company Secretary, Lovemore Mad…

[The Herald] Zimre Holdings Limited (ZHL) has terminated negotiations for the disposal of certain assets held by the company as the operating environment has increasingly become unstable. In a notice to shareholders, ZHL Company Secretary, Lovemore Madzinga said negotiations over the disposal of certain assets (widely believed to be its 30 percent stake in NicozDiamond) referred to in the cautionary statement first published on August 16, 2017, have been curtailed by ongoing market developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe